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and destroyed dozens of homes. >> terry mcsweeney joins us now from san bruno. nerves rattled again. >> yes. and certainly adds to the uncertainty in this neighborhood. you can see fire trucks, police, pg&e, cleanup crews. the list goes on. a lot of flashing lights. you see the american red cross over there as well. no wonder people out here are on edge. a new report may give them more reason to be that way. >> a day of school for two girls. the school was being evacuated. no one said why. >> i talked to them and they told me there was the smell of gas. >> in the community where the school was evacuated for the same reason yesterday, people are on edge. that's why joe lynch is making sure he stays cool as possible. >> i'm just more concerned about them not getting freaked out again because we did see the explosion and it's had quite an effect on them. i'm just trying to remain as calm as possible with them and reassure them. >> the crestmore children were evacuated to the intermediate school. he couldn't believe it when he heard the announcement her school was coming his way because of the
of homes. janelle wang joins us with more. >> i'm just down the street from the site. investigators are expected to be here for the next seven to ten days gathering up all the evidence they need to determine the cause of last thursday's deadly explosion. >> investigators backed up the largest piece of evidence. the section of pipeline that was blown out of the ground last thursday. that and two other pieces, each about ten feet long will be shipped to washington, d.c. to a lab. >> we know it's pressurize go and de-pressurize ago pipe. it could be impact damage from excavation. >> they will look to see if there are any defects in the welding. >> we're very pleased that we do have such a big chunk of evidence but we're not sure we have all the fragments of the pipe. anybody that finds a metal fragment, please report it to us. >> they also want amateur video of the site prior to the explosion. also, if anyone noted dying vegetation which could be a is sign of leaking gas. they have ordered pg&e to inspect all 6400 miles of gas transmission lines with priority given to lines running und
the public is going to pay for on election day. terry mcsweeney joins us now from oakland with more. terry? >> 15 officers have either quit or retired from the oakland police department since july and the folks here at the police officer's association say the funding is there, replace them. but the city administrator and others are saying why do anything right now until we see what voters do about measure x on the november ballot. you will remember in july '80 officers were let go to close the city's budget problem. 15 are retired since then, two more are leaving next week and it keeps going. measure x would bring dozens of officers on the force by imposing a parcel tax of $360. between now and the election, it is a matter of public and officer safety to put every funded officer on the force even if just for a few weeks. >> if there's money to do this and they're underfunding us and said they were going to fund us a certain amount then bring officers back. if they have to lay them off next year, then we do but we at least have a full staff. they need to do that. >> we want to bring back on
jose. you've got samsung right there, you've got cisco there. people telling us this has got to change. >> i would hope pg&e would do the inspections and take care of what is necessary, that is needed. >> that was the consensus of those we spoke to at north first street, an intersection very busy during the day. word from pg&e that the natural gas pipeline that runs underneath the street here is on the top priority list for repairs under another section of pipe near the milpitas border. >> that's the beginning of the process. makes you want to know where are they precisely, what condition are they in? what can we do to help? what can pg&e do? can they do it faster? >> pg&e wanted to make what mayor reed describes as a courtesy call before it turns over the entire list of pipelines later today we know there are two sites in milpitas, one in livermore, one in south san francisco and one in fremont. but it's the one at first that has one man doing his best to stay calm. >> i'm trying to not be too paranoid about it but it makes me reconsider coming in and just working from home downtown i
's why he used furloughs in the first place. the dmv a very noticeable spot where it impacted the public. attorneys for the state were says the fiscal crisis was unprecedented and the governor has the power to impose furloughs by executive order. attorneys for unions representing 114,000 state workers were saying furloughs are a violation of labor agreements including a guaranteed 40-hour work week and it's illegal. >> you can negotiate with unions. you can institute hiring freezes, travel freezes, overtime freezes. you can line item veto budgets for the same savings. he has all these options that are lawful. he chose the one unlawful. >> it stems from his implied and inherent powers as the chief executive officer of the state of california. >> a sacramento superior court judge ruled in favor of the governor in all three lawsuits recently and here's where it's going to be figured out once and for all. today's arguments lasted 90 minutes. a decision is expected sometime in the next 90 days. a lot of people are hoping maybe this can be expedited and they can get a decision because there ar
saying they haven't been paid by the state since july 1st. >> theresa garcia joins us from fremont where families are saying we cannot live like this. theresa. >> absolutely not. they say that the -- families say that the state's subsidy allows them to be self-sufficient but without it where if the state cuts it out, there are hundreds of child care facilityings throughout the state and like this one behind me in fremont they may shut permanently. >> the chairs are stacked and the children's jackets hung neatly nay row but it's oddly quiet today at this child care facility in fremont. that's because one of california's largest state-funded child development agencies decided to close its 41 bay area centers as a one-day protest. that's more than 2500 children without day-care today. >> we've decided that action was needed because without a state budget, we might have to be shutting our doors down temporarily from november 15th and beyond. >> so the 450 employees plus parents and children gathered in fremont this morning to start a march to the bart station and then onward to the state bui
mcsweeney joins us from berkeley. what are the families saying? >> it's been an extremely guarded response from family and friends to this announcement. almost as if they're saying we'll believe it when we see it. and if the same from the iranian minister of culture is correct, they're going to see one of the hikers saturday in tehran. that's 11:00 friday night our time. the same hotel where hikers met with family members earlier this year. this suggested release coincides with the end of ramadan, the holy month, and customary to show clemency and release prisoners. usff steven duenas sells abc 7 the fact two hikers will still be held is a concern. >> they know darn well they're not people who should be on trial for espionage. the likelihood they'll hold two of the other hikers however, show they are not done with the political manipulation that likely prompted the three hikers in the first place. >> the professor complains that the iranians have raised expectations before only to dash those hopes as they're used as a negotiating tool by iran. mos
oats can lp lower cholesterol. bee happy. bee healthy. ♪ ♪ >>> president obama will use this labor day to announce a massive new investment aimed at create being jobs. his latest stimulus plan comes at a critical time with u.s. unemployment hovering near 10% and a midterm election in two months. t. j. winick reports. >> the white house claimed it's using this labor day to put americans back to work. the president's critics abound when it comes to his handling of the economy. >> obama has not articulated a physical lose if i. >> he planses to get specific. 150,000 miles of road, a navigation system to cut down on travel time and delay. ohio the president will announce tax write-offs for business research costs expected to equal $100 billion. >> the last eight months we've added about 90,000 private sector jobs each month. seeing growth in certain sectors, construction, mining industry, healthcare and other areas. >> all of the programs announced this week are not expected to bring the unemployment rate below 9.6% before election day. john mccain believes his initiatives are a case of to
's house behind us. >> the blast left a 15-foot deep crater and ruptured the adjacent water main. when firefighters arrived they had no water pressure in the hydrants and had to wait 15 minutes before they fought the fire with tanker trucks. the investigation into what went wrong has not really begun. >> we've yet to be able to get close enough to the actual source to be able to determine exactly why this happened. but we are working diligently to do that. >> as for reports that residents have been reporting the smell of natural days or even weeks out here, pg&e says they're checking their records. initial estimate of the damage done in this neighborhood runs to the tens of millions of dollars. the death toll stands at four. both of those numbers may change. live in san bruno, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. mark matthews is in san bruno to tell us about the state of emergency declared bit lieutenant governor. mark? >> the lieutenant governor is here. also a state senator, state assemblyman, congressman jackie spear, quite a lineup of civic leaders coming to talk about what has happened i
and all three of us, my dad, frank and i, out of her bed and put her in a wheelchair, wheeled her out as far as we could and the heat was so hot we lifted her up and threw her into our car. >> the three heroes didn't know mary sweeney has a great deal of trouble breathing and it wasn't just fire that could have killed her. >> smoke inhalation could have likely killed my mom. >> so there is the positive story for the day. but, of course, we have the tragic stories as well and here comes some of them. take a look now at the pictures from a short time ago, people being allowed back into their red-tagged homes because they have been deemed to be uninhabitable. people allowed to go back in and see what had been home sweet home just six days ago. meantime the ntsb is expanding its investigation, continuing today into gas control station in the bay area. they were in milpitas yesterday making sure that people in these gas control stations are trained and the equipment is working properly. >> we want to get excruciating detail how the system works, how well the people are trained to work it,
. she joins us with the latest on sarah shourd release. just took off from the airport in tehran. on her way to the neighboring country where her mother is already waiting for her. shourd is in good condition despite being in an iran prison 14 months. >> iran released one of the three american citizens detained in 2009. >> 410 days of solitary confinement over for california native sarah shourd. >> i want to offer my thanks to everyone in the world, all of the governments, all of the people of that been involved and especially particularly want to degrees mahmoud ahmadinejad and all the iran officials for their gesture. i'm very humbled. >> officials say a $500,000 bail was paid. some papers were signed and the 32-year-old was officially free from an iranian prison. >> the money was there and the judge issued the release order and ms. shourd was simply set free and can leave iran if she wants to. >> travel companion shane bauer and josh fattal are still in prison. all the families are relieved and overjoyed sarah has been released. we're heartbroken shane and josh have been denied their
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